2012, MagazineMOJO Staff

MOJO Issue 219 / February 2012

By 2012, MagazineMOJO Staff
MOJO Issue 219 / February 2012

FREE CD! POWER, CORRUPTION & LIES COVERED + BLUE MONDAY 12” REVISITED: MOJO presents New Order’s 1983 masterpiece re-recorded. NEW ORDER: Out of illness, paranoia and conflict, the Manchester godfathers of electronic music are back, restored and strengthened, to add another chapter to their grand saga. Ian Harrison speaks to the band and their estranged bassist to find a new vitality charging through the old circuits.

BILLY CORGAN: He was the introverted Illinois kid who became the driving force behind Smashing Pumpkins. Having survived band fractures, witches and psychics, he’s back. Phil Alexander hears about pro-wrestling and a whole new Pumpkins.

DAVID BOWIE: A genuine sonic revolution, Low was an album conceived in chaos and dismissed as “a piece of crap”. Paul Trynka revisits the lockdowns and spirits that went into its creation.

TIM HARDIN: Voice of an angel, raging drug habit, huge ego. Barney Hoskyns discovers the gods and devils that battled for the soul of a great American singer-songwriter.

RINGO STARR: He was the drummer with The Beatles and he still calls the shots. In a rare hour-long audience, Richard Starkey talks new LP, old memories, skiffle, the Liverpool Empire… “But I’m not telling you anything else,” he informs Sylvie Simmons.

2012 PREVIEW: MOJO looks to the year ahead with Paul McCartney, Rocketjuice and the Moon, Michael Kiwanuka, Jack White, The Civil Wars, Toy, The Golden Filter, Rufus Wainwright and Mark Ronson.

25 PAGES OF REVIEWS: Mark Lanegan, Bob Dylan, Beth Jeans Houghton, The Maccabees, Wiley, Craig Finn, The Lijadu Sisters, ‘60s Hillbilly, The Doors, Queen, Blue Note, Talking Heads, Willie Nelson, New York Dolls, The Rolling Stones, John Fogerty, Rumer and many more!

PLUS! Bobby Womack returns / Joe Strummer tribute / Introducing... First Aid Kit and Dean McPhee / In the studio with The Nightingales, Sinéad O’Connor and Regina Spektor / The Bevis Frond returns / Farewell, Hubert Sumlin...

AND FINALLY... MOJO presents the 10 forgotten singer-songwriter albums still waiting to be rediscovered.